As many of you know, after the release of my first novel in December 2019 and the success of two release parties in January 2020, I had been accepted as an Indie Author at the Tucson Festival of Books. This was super exciting to me for two reasons – 1) I was raised in Tucson, and 2) it is a huge event attracting authors and readers from all over the country and beyond.
We were on our way from Washington State to Arizona for a month-long book tour with the highlight being the Tucson festival. My hubby, myself and our two dogs had barely hit the road with our truck and travel trailer when – BAM! – we were abruptly stopped by a monster of a virus, Covid-19. We had made it as far as central California before turning around and heading back home (which is a story in itself as we got stuck in a snowstorm in the Cascades). Little did we know then how much this tiny pathogen would affect everyone’s life, not just locally, but around the world. Many of us have lost friends or family to this evil ‘bug’, as we struggle to continue on, doing our best to adjust and adapt to our new way of living.
Now two years later, with a new breed of Covid raging, the festival is all set to be live, in person, and I was once again accepted. But there is a big difference this year – I am now living in Arizona, so it’s only a two-hour drive from home, AND, my hubby, Bo W. Daniels, has joined me in the writing of exciting books. So, even though it is only my name listed for the event, we will both be there – with masks on, safely meeting other authors, greeting readers and hopefully selling lots of books. We will be set up in the Indie Authors Pavilion on Saturday, March 12th, from 10am-12:00 noon.
I found it interesting that one of the Presenting Authors attending this year is none other than the actor Lou Diamond Phillips. And I’m looking forward to meeting one of my favorite mystery writers in person, J.A. Jance.
For more information about the festival, please go to: www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org. To read about us after getting on the site, click on ‘Authors’ – ‘2022 Indie Pavilion Authors’ – ‘Sladekova, Rebecca’.
Hope to see you there.